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Dialstone Farm limestone walling repair men at workDialstone Farm limestone walling repair men at work

The application window for the Traditional Boundary Scheme 2018/19 is now closed.

Traditional Boundary Scheme 2018/19

Do you manage land within the North York Moors National Park?

  • Are you looking to plant a new hedge along a field boundary, or do you have a hedge which could do with gapping up with new hedge plants, or perhaps laying or coppicing?
  • Or do you have a dry stone wall which needs restoration?

Applications are now being taken for the North York Moors National Park Authority’s Traditional Boundary Scheme (TBS) for 2018/19. Grants of up to £2,000 are available for land managers within the North York Moors National Park to help towards dry stone walling and hedgerow restoration/planting. These traditional boundaries form a big part of the landscape character, provide boundary markers, shelter for stock, reduce soil erosion and provide wildlife habitat across the National Park.

To be eligible for the Scheme the field boundaries must be visible from a public right of way or road. TBS is a competitive scheme; the more visible the boundary is the more higher it will score. Applications for partial boundary restoration (i.e. restoring only 100m of a completely derelict wall that is 150m long) are not usually eligible. The full details and conditions can be found in the TBS Guidelines below.

How do I apply?

Please see the Traditional Boundary Scheme (TBS) criteria/guidelines and supporting information available to download below.

Please read the 'Traditional Boundary Scheme Guidelines' before completing the application form. Download and complete the application form, which may be completed electronically and sent to, or printed and sent in by post.

Some of the boundary restoration projects from previous years can be seen on our Conservation Blog.

Application Deadlines

The application deadline for the scheme is Friday 18 May 2018. 

How are the grants allocated?

Applications received on or before the deadline of 18 May 2018 will be assessed against the TBS grant criteria (see documents below). The applications scoring the highest points will be offered a grant. The Scheme usually receives more applications than it has available grant, so it is likely that not all eligible applications will be successful.

Information to Download

TBS Guidelines (pdf)

Standard Payment Rates (pdf)

Application Form (pdf)

Application Form (Word document)

Process Flow Diagram (pdf)

Practical Works Guidelines (pdf)

We look forward to receiving your application. For further information about the Traditional Boundary Scheme, please contact the Natural Environment Team at or by phone on 01439 772700.